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What is the Johari window? • The Johari Window is a communication model that can be used to improve understanding between individuals. • Developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham (the word “Johari” comes from Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham).
How does it work? • Using the Johari model, each person is represented by their own four-quadrant, or four-pane, window. Each of these contains and represents personal information - feelings, motivation - about the person, and shows whether the information is known or not known by themselves or other people.
Two key ideas behind the tool: • Individuals can build trust between themselves by disclosing information about themselves. • They can learn about themselves and come to terms with personal issues with the help of feedback from others.
QUADRANTS Quadrant 1: Open Area What is known by the person about him/herself and is also known by others Quadrant 2: Blind Area, or "Blind Spot"Quadrant 1: Open Area What is known by the person about him/herself and is also known by others. What is unknown by the person about him/herself but which others know. This can be simple information, or can involve deep issues (for example, feelings of inadequacy, incompetence, unworthiness, rejection) which are difficult for individuals to face directly, and yet can be seen by others Quadrant 3: Hidden or Avoided Area What the person knows about him/herself that others do not. Quadrant 4: Unknown Area What is unknown by the person about him/herself and is also unknown by others.